The Coal Wreck Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
Historical and current New York and New Jersey Shipwreck Information and images for scuba
divers and fisherman.
The Coal Wreck appears to be the remains of a barge approximately 70
feet long by 30 feet wide. According to Captain John Lachenmeyer,
she sits in 70 feet of water and has become a decent
A short distance away, approximately 300 feet, is the remains of
the Arnoff wreck. On this site, divers will find a large fluted anchor,
a pile of anchor chain and a deck winch. The area has a slightly silty bottom. Although a bell was recovered from this site, it had
no markings that would help to identify her.
Fred Belise and Jamie Arkins
with rudder post salvaged from the Coal Wreck.
This artifact was raised with two 2000 pound Subsalve Lift bags and
then towed back to port. Photo by Dan Berg
Capt. Steve Bielenda with Bell
from the Coal Wreck. Photo by Dan Berg
The Wreck Valley crew
used a 2000 pound lift bag to recover the wrecks stern post with
three brass rudder gudgeons.
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